FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Fires Guitarist Darrell Roberts? Jason Hook Confirmed As Replacement?
January 18, 2009, 5 years ago
According to Metalsludge.tv
, a hot rumor floating around NAMM this weekend is that FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has fired guitarist Darrell Roberts and replaced him with Jason Hook.
Sources close to guitarist Zoltan and drummer Jeremy are confirming the same story. This makes sense as Jeremy has had an on going friendship with Hook since he played drums on Hook's solo CDs. Jason recently has been playing guitar along side Keri Kelli in ALICE COOPER.
Darrell Roberts played guitar for W.A.S.P. for several years during the Neon God recordings and tours. Previous to the W.A.S.P. stint he played with TUFF to his admitted regret. Roberts is the signature METALLICA guitar sound on the Tuff hit 'American Hair Band' which was recorded during his tenure in the band in late 2000 into 2001. Roberts also played the James Hetfield role in the late 90s West Coast popular ALCOHOLICA (Metallica tribute band).